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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Palestinian youth killed after stabbing to death an Israeli child at a West Bank settlement, meanwhile two Palestinian women among the killed in Istanbul terror attack. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian youth was killed in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday after stabbing and killing an Israeli settler and seriously injuring a security guard.

According to an initial Israeli report  the Palestinian youth jumped the settlement of Kiryat Arba’  fence located in Hebron before entering a home and stabbed the 13-year-old girl while she was still asleep in her bed.

The Palestinian Health identified the youth as 17 year old Mohamed Tarayra, meanwhile Israeli sources identified the slain Israeli child as Hallel Ariel, 13.

Mohammad is related to Yousef Waleed Tarayra, who was killed by the Israeli army, on March 14, 2016, allegedly after he tried to ram soldiers with his car. Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but the army closed the area and prevented them from approaching him, and he bled to death. The autopsy showed “overkill” by the soldiers.

On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, at least fourteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, especially in the districts of Hebron and Jerusalem.

Moreover, a number of fanatic Israeli colonists attacked, late on Wednesday night, Palestinian hothouses, and wrote racist graffiti, in addition to uprooting plants, in Wadi Fukin village, west of the West Bank district of Bethlehem.

In other news, The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reported, Thursday, that two Palestinian women have been killed, and seven others Palestinians have been wounded, in the terrorist attack that targeted Ataturk Airport in Istanbul Turkey, leading to the death of 42 persons.

The ministry said that Sondos Basha, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, died of her wounds, and that another woman, identified as Nisreen Hammad, 28, from Arraba near Jenin, died in the attack.

Palestinian Ambassador in Turkey Faed Mustafa said that the remains of the two slain Palestinian women will be transferred to Palestine after concluding all needed preparations.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, June 30, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

 

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